Dan Whitehead

Dan Whitehead


Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

As governmental scrutiny of the use of technology and data increases across the world, Dan is at the forefront of advising global organisations in the areas of privacy, information security and artificial intelligence, helping clients to identify and mitigate risks and manage regulatory engagement.

Equipped with a Masters' degree in Computer Science and over 10 years' experience in the legal profession, Dan has a deep appreciation for how technology and law intersect. This allows him to understand complex technical issues and provide practical solutions to multinational clients across various industries including the tech, financial services, automotive and consumer sectors.

Dan's practice particularly focuses on AI ethics and regulation, cybersecurity, data incident response, global privacy governance, regulatory investigations and the development of privacy by design solutions.

Awards and recognitions


Rising Stars
Legal Media Group, Expert Guides


Rising Stars
Legal Media Group, Expert Guides

Education and admissions


BSc Law, The University of Law, 2011

Masters' Computer Science, University of York, 2008

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

Representative experience

Development of an artificial intelligence governance framework on behalf of a multinational financial services organisation, covering issues such as bias, privacy, explainability and accountability.

Advised on the response to a global data incident for a major consumer brand, which involved regulatory filings across multiple jurisdictions both within and outside the EU.

Strategic advice on Brexit preparation for technology and financial services clients, including the identification of an EU lead supervisory authority under the GDPR

Provided assistance to a global investment bank on the adoption of privacy by design in its systems and controls*

Advised a US technology company on the application and interpretation of the EU Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive

Advised a major technology company on compliance with the GDPR in the context of blockchain technologies

Management and negotiation of multiple associated transactions, involving complex data sharing arrangements between financial institutions

Undertook an audit of a global automotive company's UK operations to identify existing standards of compliance with GDPR requirements

Undertook a GDPR readiness assessment for a US financial services company*

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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